View Engineering Extends its Range with Acquisition of Micro-Metric

Simi Valley, California ¡V October 12, 2005 -- View Engineering, Inc. announced today that it has acquired the assets of privately held Micro-Metric, Inc. of San Jose, CA.
Founded in 1979, Micro-Metric is a producer of high-magnification, non-contact critical dimension and coordinate nanometrology systems used in the semiconductor, data storage and MEMs industries.
View Engineering provides high-accuracy, large-area video and laser-based coordinate measuring systems used for process monitoring and control in the data storage, microelectronics, printed circuit and precision machining industries.
The combination of the two companies strengthens View¡¦s capabilities in its core markets of electronic assembly and data storage, and will extend the company¡¦s offerings into nanometrology (measurements of less than 0.1 fÝm).
No changes in management or staffing of either company are planned. Micro-Metric will continue to operate from its headquarters in San Jose which includes engineering, manufacturing, marketing and applications support.
Vijay Patel, president of View Engineering, commented, ¡§Micro-Metric brings technological expertise in high magnification microscopy and sub-micron feature measurement to our strengths in high speed, large area metrology systems. Micro-Metric extends our technology roadmap for micro-machined and microelectronic component metrology into the nanoscale realm.¡¨
Micro-Metric¡¦s products include the MicroLine and INNOVA series of CD measurement system for overlay, mask and wafer-level metrology, and the IMS for industrial non-contact coordinate measurements. More information about Micro-Metric is available at their website,
View Engineering, Inc., a Quality Vision International company, is a pioneer and market leader in the design and manufacture of vision measurement systems used for process monitoring and quality assurance applications. Over the past 30 years, thousands of View vision systems have been installed throughout the world, serving a wide range of industries, including semiconductor assembly, PCB assembly, microelectronics, fiber optic communications, precision metalworking, precision plastics, and other high precision applications in numerous industries.

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View Engineering, Inc. Fred Mason, Mktg. Comm. Manager
1650 N Voyager Avenue Quality Vision International, Inc.
Simi Valley, CA 93063 585-544-0450 ext. 391
805-578-5000 585-338-7370 (fax)
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877-767-VIEW (8439) (toll-free)

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